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NJ judge: Texter not liable for driver's crash

A woman who texted her boyfriend while he was driving cannot be held liable for a car crash he caused while responding, seriously injuring a motorcycling couple, a judge ruled Friday in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the country.

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    MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A judge in New Jersey says a woman who texted her boyfriend while he was driving can't held liable for a car crash he caused while responding to her, seriously injuring a couple on a motorcycle. The judge on Friday dismissed ...
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